Gr.7 - 9 Language Arts: Writing Online Interactives

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Read Write Think - Crossword Puzzles site description for Read Write Think - Crossword Puzzles
Use this crossword puzzle tool to test your vocabulary, practice grammar or parts of speech, or demonstrate what you have learned. 
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/crosswor
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TED: Mysteries of vernacular: Earwig site description for TED: Mysteries of vernacular: Earwig
An earwig is neither an ear nor a wig; it's an insect. This video explains how folklore gave this bug its name, combining entomology with etymology. 
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/mysteries-of-vernacular-earwig-jessica-or
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Alpha-Bot site description for Alpha-Bot
This word-spelling robot has a challenge for you. Listen to the word by clicking the Audio button and then drag, drop and click until you have the word spelling correctly in the centre boxes.  
http://www.wordcentral.com/games/alpha-bot.html

 
Free Rice site description for Free Rice
Playing this game is a great brain exercise and benefits someone afflicted by severe poverty. As you play, 20 grains of rice are donated for each correct answer. Move beyond vocabulary; change subjects if your specialty is math, literature or geography. 
http://freerice.com/

 
TED: How many verb tenses are there in English? site description for TED: How many verb tenses are there in English?
How many different verb tenses are there in English? It isn't as simple as past, present and future. This video explains grammatical aspect and how each of those time periods actually divides further. 
https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-many-verb-tenses-are-there-in-englis
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Discovery School's Puzzlemaker site description for Discovery School's Puzzlemaker
Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers and students. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more using your own word lists. 
http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/

 
TED: Mysteries of vernacular: Pants site description for TED: Mysteries of vernacular: Pants
Here's a short animated video detailing the history of the word "pants", from the 4th Century Roman Saint Panaleon to its modern use in print.  
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/mysteries-of-vernacular-pants-jessica-ore
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Word Central: Robo-Bee site description for Word Central: Robo-Bee
Click on the bee and guide him to the correct word. Will the flowers blossom or wilt? Guide the Robo-Bee through a garden of synonyms, antonyms, spelling, and usage puzzles.  
http://www.wordcentral.com/games/robobee.html

 
Vocabahead site description for Vocabahead
Try out these short videos that explain the meaning of some unusual and interesting words. Click on the Word List to get the complete list of video definitions. 
http://vocabahead.com/

 
Exploring Onomatopoeia site description for Exploring Onomatopoeia
Listen to various sounds and decide which words best describe them. Record your ideas. 
http://rwtinteractives.ncte.org/preview_mg.aspx?id=736&title=

 
Rhyme Zone - Rhyming Dictionary and Thesaurus site description for Rhyme Zone - Rhyming Dictionary and Thesaurus
This site is so handy! You can type in a word and in an instant find a word that rhymes with it. Please note there is some advertising on this site. 
http://www.rhymezone.com/
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